Perth: Arcades & Laneways Walking Tour

Perth: Arcades & Laneways Walking Tour

From $38.05 per person

Break into Western Australia's capital on this comprehensive walking tour that takes you off the beaten track and into the laneways & arcades of the city.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • On this Perth Urban Adventure you will learn the past, present and future of Perth
  • See the Swan River and walk through its beautiful gardens
  • Hear stories about the Noongars, the English Settlement and boom times
Full description
Arcades & Laneways is the most comprehensive guided historical tour in Perth. Western Australia is an enormous state that takes up a third of the country – and Perth is its booming capital. Originally not of any interest to the British, it was only when French and Dutch explorers started sniffing around that the English decided there should be a colony in the West of Australia. Discover the evolving small bar scene and hidden gems on this information packed walking tour through the heart of Perth's lesser known streetscapes with a friendly 'Sandgroper' as your guide. The arcades and laneways provide interesting routes to navigate through the city center as well as great spots to check out hip and happening events and the proliferation of street art. Together we will explore the modern day secrets of the Central Business District, a powerhouse riding the wave of the resources boom. To really get know the city, you’ll get stories about the quirks of its history, heritage, culture and architecture. Rather than get bogged down in dates and historical data, your passionate guide will show you why Perth “is the way it is.” Your Perth tour finishes up at a local pub in Northbridge, where the first drink is on us! A great afternoon out, whether you are visiting from over east, overseas, or even if you are a local West Australian who wants to dig deeper into our rich history.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Souvenir
  • A complimentary drink at a Northbridge Pub
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips or gratuities for guides
  • Meals
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Perth Town Hall (cnr Barrack and Hay St, Perth)

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Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriate to the weather. April – August it may be cold and it can rain so be sure to check the weather forecast before you leave.
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I really enjoyed this visit. We learn lots of things

Ryan, our guide, lovely and very interesting. To recommend, really

March 25, 2019

This was my third time in Perth, but during the extremely competent tour through the city center I got to know aspects that I would never have thought of as a "normal" tourist.

April 1, 2019

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